Azerbaijan, Baku, June 15 /Trend S.Aliyev/
A ceremony to launch the Balaken ferry, built for the Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company was held at the Croatian Uljanik shipyard, the company's spokesman Vugar Sadikhov told Trend.
The ceremony was attended by a shipping company delegation headed by Aydin Bashirov, he said.
A ceremony to launch the Barda ferry was held at the Croatian Uljanik shipyard on May 10
Both ferries will arrive in the country by the end of the year.
The cost of building one vessel will be 22 million euros. Funding is provided from the republic's state budget. Vessels will have a new and improved design. In addition, these ferries have the ability to receive cars will be increased to 54 units.
In May 2011 a contract was signed between Azerbaijani and Croatian partners to build ferries under the 2+3 scheme. The right to order three more ferries Caspian Shipping Company reserves for itself.
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